Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Blanket Stitch 'til forever

(Still) In Progress - Sweet Star Wars 
All my characters are assembled, and I have entered the blanket stitch phase - all blanket stitching, all the time.  For anyone just catching up, the plan is here, and the original artwork I am modeling these after is here. You can click to make this picture bigger and see my stitching so far:

I am moving all the characters through one color at a time. By my count I have done black, white, flesh tone, light brown, dark brown, and light grey. I still need to do dark grey, green, red, orange, turquoise, and pink. 6 down, 6 to go.

Started - Trick or Treat 
I have been chomping on the bit to start on this one for a while, and this weekend after a... minor mishap in Star Wars made me think that maybe I needed to take a break from applique, I dragged this out. It felt SO GOOD to just do some classic rotary cutting and piecing again, this is not a particularly ambitious project, so I managed to complete all but one of my blocks.

The fabric is "Trick or Treat" by Doodlebug designs for Riley Blake, and the pattern is another fly-by-the seat original by me. More on this later this week.

Binding - Eclectic Garden
You can now read about this quilt here and here. I am making my way through the handstitching, slowly but surely.

One day, I will complete it!

No Progress:

-Christmas Traditions

-Ready, Set, Snow

And, for proper linkage:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Same here... slowly but surly making it through some hand stitching. I am totally in love with your star wars quilt and can't wait to see it when it is done.

  2. great progress on your starwars quilt, looks great,
    sad I cant see your handquilting very well


  3. Your Star Wars quilt is seriously one of my most favorite things ever! I even showed it to my husband :D I can't wait to see the completed project!

  4. :D I'm glad you're still working on Star Wars, because I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH!!

  5. LOVE the Stars Wars quilt! And look at you working on Halloween stuff- I never think about making holiday stuff until its way too late.

  6. I just love how each project is so different from the others. It is not just the garden that is eclectic but your whole range of quilting talent- paper piece, applique, precision piecing, free motion quilting- the talent list is unending!